Busy Bags: Threading And Lacing
|February 14, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years, Busy Bags, By Age, Hand-Eye Coordination, Home Education, Physical Development|
This is part four in a series on busy bags. For more information on what busy bags are, and for some ideas on bought contents for easy busy bags and more handmade ideas, read past posts in the series.
Threading and lacing are fantastic activities for little people. The good thing about doing these home made is that you can make as many shapes as your heart desires, and your options are limitless. I just worked on basic shapes, but you can cut out the characters on cereal boxes, or use one of the free printables online too.
Your toddler can thread the holes around the outside, and as they become more confident, you can get them to skip holes or go criss-cross in patterns. We used pretty gold string, but you may find it easier to use a shoe lace that has the aglet (plastic bit) attached.
You will need:
- Card – either basic shapes, cut outs from grocery boxes or downloaded printables
- String – a shoelace would be good, but we used pretty gold string
- Hole Punch – for the holes, obviously
How to Make It:
Cut out your shapes
Punch holes all the way around the outside
Tie a piece of string to one hole, then trace the outline of the shape with the string, then double it and cut it
Place it in a busy bag, ready for little fingers to thread
Check back next week for more Busy Bag ideas. You will need stickers with at least two matching pictures and matching cards.